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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    The best tip I can give you concerning spray basting is don't use it. I use Elmers Liquid Washable/School Glue instead. There are several reasons why it works better (for me at least)....1. Much cheaper 2. No overspray 3. No fumes 4. You put down thin lines of glue directly onto the batting and spread the fabric onto the batting, so you know absolutely that there are no puckers 5. It washes out completely every time 6. It never gums up the needle and no problems stitching even where there were little globs 7. The sandwich does not shift at all. Just my honest opinion

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    I love the results I get from spray basting ... but I HATE using it. There IS overspray .... any time you use an aerosol you will get particles that "drift". The drifting particles will adhere to everything. I refuse to use it indoors ... not even in the garage.

    I'd love to find a spray basting product in a pump spray.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Buckeye Rose, I was interested to read your post saying you use Elmers washable school glue. Do you dilute this to put into a spray bottle or do you drizzel it onto the batting direct from the bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamaiarigby View Post
    Buckeye Rose, I was interested to read your post saying you use Elmers washable school glue. Do you dilute this to put into a spray bottle or do you drizzel it onto the batting direct from the bottle

    I use the school glue directly from the bottle, undiluted....drizzling thin lines about 3-4" apart....directly onto the batting....spread the fabric onto the batting, smoothing from the middle....you can let it air dry (about an hour) or speed up the drying process by ironing it....I do mine on my pool table and about 1/2 of quilt at a time....and let it air dry....then do the other half.....it ends up to be an afternoons work, but so much free time inbetween glue sessions....if the glue blobs out, just smooth it with your finger and keep that wet washrag handy.....by putting the glue on the batting, you know there are no wrinkles or puckers because you can see what you are doing....best method I've found....just need to make sure you get the washable school glue....washes out in warm water when quilt is completed....I've not had stains at all

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    I've never used Sulky spray, but I use basting spray all the time. It is my best friend. I have a blank wall in my garage that I covered with bulletin board cork, and I sandwich quilts on that wall, using basting spray. ( I use Sullivan's, in the pink can) I don't have to crawl around on the floor. I just tack the edges of the backing with thumbtacks, spray it lightly, put the batting on it, lightly spray the batting, and put the top on. On larger quilts, I may have to use a couple of tacks in the top to keep it from coming undone, but I would rather do that than use more spray. It really doesn't take much spray for it to stick well. And it stays together for days. I've never had one come undone. Ater quilting, I wash the quilt.

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    When I have spray basted, I have used the 505 spray. Be careful to not spray too much, you don't need a heavy coat of spray. And, be sure to work in a well ventilated area!

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    I just finished my first quilted throw and learned some really important things about spray basting. I had used it some when doing a quilted kitchen mat for the floor and didn't find there to be much overspray, but there was definitely some so I took it outside to the driveway this time. Used clear packing tape to tape down my backing to the driveway, put my batting on top of the backing to where I was happy with the placement, then rolled down the top third and sprayed the backing (not the batting) and carefully rolled and pressed the batting back onto it. Rolled up the bottom 2/3 and did the same, going slowly. Did the same process to get the quilt top on, except sprayed on the top, not the batting still.

    I could still smell the spray outside, but didn't get the little dizziness I had when I did it in my living room. Was lucky last night and there wasn't any wind, but I could definitely feel the spray on the concrete after I was done.

    Important lesson I learned: Don't try to quilt the sandwich when the spray is still damp. I was overexcited about it and couldn't wait to start and bad bad things happened.

    I read on another thread that you can "quick set" the spray baste by running a hot iron over the top and backing to dry it off. I should've done that, but was just too eager.

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    I have not had much success with sprays. I've tried a few brands. The spray works OK for small projects like a little wall hanging or place-mat. The spray really stinks. The weather has to be perfect-warm, dry and no wind- to do it outside. I have trouble squaring up the project and getting puckers out. So pinning is my choice even though that is boring. A professional long armer is the best solution for me it I can afford it.

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    dritz basting spray has worked really well for me, the only problem I have is on bigger quilts the top or bottom bunches because I have to crawl over it to lay the fabric- however I think this is because I didn't wait for one side to set before I did the other...

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    I've used 505 with great success on several projects. There is over spray, but it is not hard to clean up. I sometimes put newspaper down, but not always. It does smell weird and I am very sensitive to scented/smelly things and this doesn't bother me at all. It's non-toxic.

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